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Jadavpur University sit-in lifted after varsity authorities assures of action

The members of Arts' Faculty Students' Union and Faculty of Engineering and Technology Students Union (FETSU) had been picketing outside 

Published: 17th January 2018 03:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2018 04:00 PM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA: The sit-in by Jadavpur University students was lifted shortly after midnight today with the authorities agreeing to form a panel that would communicate to the state government the concerns of students over a bill that effectively dissolves students' unions.

The members of Arts' Faculty Students' Union and Faculty of Engineering and Technology Students Union (FETSU) had been picketing outside the administrative building since 4 pm on Monday to protest against the provisions of the bill.

Somasree Choudhury, a leader of Arts Faculty Students' Union (AFSU), told PTI that the 31-hour-long sit-in was lifted around 1am today after the Vice Chancellor (VC) gave an assurance in writing to the students that a committee will be formed by 3pm today on the university campus.

When contacted, VC Suranjan Das said, "Yes, a meeting has been called to form a committee at noon today and the pro-VC will be there along with Executive Council members, students' union representatives and teaching and non-teaching staff representatives."

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